In a somewhat surprising move, the Jets elected to use their top pick to upgrade their defensive backfield with Louisville safety Calvin Pryor.
The "Louisville Slugger" is famous for his hitting ability, exploding down the field to converge on passes and set the tone for the secondary. Because of both his hair and plying style, Pryor is reminiscent of Bob Sanders without the injury concerns.
The issue for Pryor is that it is sometimes unclear is he is able to make so many big plays because he is explosive or if his reactions are late enough to give a quarterback reason to make the throw against him in the first place. Clearly, the Jets believe Pryor's highlight reel is no fluke.
The most intriguing aspect of this pick are the positions the Jets chose to ignore in lieu of Pryor. Despite having Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Marqise Lee and Brandin Cooks to choose from, the Jets elected to upgrade a position that was not nearly as desperate for help. With Antonio Allen and Dawan Landry in place, the Jets could have afforded to wait to address the safety position.
Still, there is no doubt that Pryor is an explosive player that has the potential to turn the Jets' secondary from a weak point into something they can depend on.